Dr Tamás Bakonyi

Bakonyi.Tamas@aotk.szie.hu | +36 1 2519900

Dr Tamás Bakonyi DVM, PhD is associate professor of virology ate SzIE and the leader of the virology research group at the Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. His main research interest is focused on emerging and zoonotic viruses (flavi-, borna-, bunya-, and herpesviruses, amongst others) He has 58 peer-reviewed scientific publications and 3 book chapters and currently supervising three PhD students. He is partner of the FP7 projects VECTORIE and EDENext.

Relevant Publications

Patel JR, Heldens JG, Bakonyi T, Rusvai M. Important mammalian veterinary viral immunodiseases and their control. Vaccine 2012; 30(10):1767-81.

Papa A, Bakonyi T, Xanthopoulou K, Vázquez A, Tenorio A, Nowotny N. Genetic characterization of West Nile virus lineage 2, Greece, 2010. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011; 17(5):920-2.

Weissenböck H, Bakonyi T, Sekulin K, Ehrensperger F, Doneley RJ, Dürrwald R, Hoop R, Erdélyi K, Gál J, Kolodziejek J, Nowotny N. Avian bornaviruses in psittacine birds from Europe and Australia with proventricular dilatation disease. Emerg Infect Dis. 2009; 15(9):1453-9.

Kecskeméti S, Bajmócy E, Bacsadi A, Kiss I, Bakonyi T. Encephalitis due to West Nile virus in a sheep. Vet Rec. 2007; 161(16):568-9.

Bakonyi T, Ivanics E, Erdélyi K, Ursu K, Ferenczi E, Weissenböck H, Nowotny N. Lineage 1 and 2 strains of encephalitic West Nile virus, central Europe. Emerg Infect Dis. 2006; 12(4):618-23.

Weissenböck H, Bakonyi T, Chvala S, Nowotny N. Experimental Usutu virus infection of suckling mice causes neuronal and glial cell apoptosis and demyelination. Acta Neuropathol. 2004; 108(5):453-60.